Organizations
Orlando General Hospital
Founded in 1941 as Orlando Osteopathic Hospital, Orlando General Hospital was once a 15-bed facility that was a large converted house located at 603 Hillcrest Street.   Click here to see an image of this house circa 1940. Photograph by W French ... Read more
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Democratic Statewide Jefferson Jackson Dinner 1960
James Milligan of Orlando served as chairman of the Democratic Statewide Jefferson Jackson Dinner on February 27, 1960 at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach. View menu below with contributors and guest list. ... Read more
Events
Democratic Statewide Jefferson Jackson Dinner
Program from the Democratic Statewide Jefferson Jackson Dinner on February 27, 1960 at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach.Orlando's Democratic leader James M. Milligan served as chairman of the dinner committee.Courtesy of the Milligan Family Archives ... Read more
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The Halcyon Days of Orlando
I'm Dann Pottinger and I'm from Orlando, one of those rare creatures that spent all my life here... My career being in the banking business. I was the founder and president of First State Financial and also president later of Commercial State Bank...I ope ... Read more
Events
Episcopal Youth Community Retreat, Spring 1964
Dockside photo of the young people of Saint Michael's Episcopal Church in College Park at the Episcopal Youth Community Retreat, Spring 1964. ... Read more
Events
College Park Oral History Night with Joan & Bill Milligan
Joan and Bill Milligan, special guest speakers, at College Park Oral History Night at Infusion Tea, October 29, 2012. The Milligans celebrated 50 years of marriage this month and share their history of life in Orlando in these audio excerpts from ... Read more
Places
Technology Development in Central Florida
The Research and Advanced Technology Systems (RATS) section of Martin Marietta in Middle River got combined to make a company called Bunker-Ramo. Bunker was from Martin Marietta and Ramo was from Simon Ramo, Ramo Wooldridge out at the Cape. And they were ... Read more
People
Viola A. Fosgate
Viola and her husband, real estate salesman Charles Francis Fosgate moved to Orlando from Boston in 1919 along with the other Fosgate brothers, Chester Crawford Fosgate (citrus grower) and Stanley P. Fosgate, drawn  here by their father, Leo E. Fosgate . ... Read more
People
Charlie Finley
Mr. Finley was well known around town for the family's paint and wallpaper business but he also had a small cattle business on the side and was an avid hunter.   In the late 1930s he served the state of Florida as a Game Warden ("for 11 years") and then ... Read more
Organizations
Founding Members of St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Founding members of Saint Michael's Episcopal Church in College Park are pictured in this 1960s church photo:Ginny Brewster, Robin Murphy, and Charlie Rowe. Ginny Brewster was the first Altar Guild Directress for St. Michael's Church. Robin Murphy start ... Read more
Places
Preserving the Flora of Florida for Future Generations
When Hurricane Charley went through here and devastated part of our yard we spent two years hauling out 9 of the giant oak trees that had fallen. Then the people came and told us we had canker on our citrus and 12 of those went. We replanted and redid and ... Read more